by Jonathan Bannister (@j_utah)
Loud, aggressive, and danceable? This is the wheelhouse of Brooklyn trio The Black Black. Anchored by the meaty bass tone of Sean McRee and the rhythmically complex drumming of Tomoyasu Ikuta, and locked in by the distorted riff runs of Jonathan Daily, the band has steadily been putting out their brand of post-punk over a couple EP’s and a full length since 2011. They’re about to self-release their latest EP Adjusted I and we are happy to premiere the latest track from it, "Meticulous".
All system go from the start, the guitar leads the charge before dropping out over the verses. The bass drives away while Daily sings of a life where things are well planned out and well made boring. The back half of the song refutes the notion as it opens up and gets looser and there’s almost a Blood Brothers like interplay between the vocal tones. It’s three minutes of frustration directed at a life with no surprise and no spontaneity. And with few options for any way out of this carefully curated life it’s a song that at least lets you dance out that frustration.
Adjusted I will be released on September 30, 2016. They’ll be announcing a release show and some upcoming tour dates soon. You can find out more at their Facebook and Bandcamp pages.